Why you should give more than you get

September 30th, 2013

One of my goals is to take the typical advice you hear, deconstruct it, and instead of telling you 25 things you “should” do, actually show you the one thing that works. In other words, is anyone else tired of experts telling you to “add value” without showing you HOW to do it? If your answer is HELL YES RAMIT, ...

Be the Expert: How would you respond to this co-worker?

September 27th, 2013

How would you handle this? Years ago, I had a co-worker who needed my help to finish a project that (1) he was leading but (2) it would also help my team. "Sure," I said, "just find me tomorrow and I'll show you how to do it." The next day came and went. He never found me. Later, when he ...


How to get the attention of your favorite expert (new detailed post)

September 23rd, 2013

I know this woman who runs an online business. I like her a lot -- she has a great product, she’s been covered in some great press, and when I’ve met her, she’s really fun to hang out with. But her business is struggling. She doesn’t charge enough and she doesn’t know how to grow ...

Live seminar — 3 psychological traps to starting a business

September 19th, 2013

Let’s play a game. If I asked 100 people these questions, guess how they’d answer: QUESTION 1: “Would you want to earn more money?” (What % of people would answer yes?) QUESTION 2: “Would you ever want to start a business?” (What % would say yes?) I bet 100% of people would want to earn more money, and a smaller ...

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The language of fear

September 16th, 2013

I learned a new phrase the other day. I was writing an answer on Quora about how to turn a blog into business, and I wrote: First, let me say that I think there should be a word to describe industries where people who have spent years doing it try to dissuade everyone else from getting in the industry because ...

My favorite links about psychology + I’m hiring an assistant

September 13th, 2013

2 quick things. As IWT grows, I’m looking for more top-tier people to join my team. We’ve already filled several positions in the last 2 months, and I just added several more. Right now, I’m looking for someone who is ultra-organized and detailed-oriented to be my Executive Assistant. The position is full-time and remote. PLEASE NOTE: This ...